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 Post subject: Re: Menino de Ouro, Brazilian tango
PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:54 pm 
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This is really nice Lisztzsil,

And thank you for introducing me to this composer. Somehow I did not know much about Nazareth.

My parents really like Tango's so I suspect I will need to take a closer look at his work.

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Here's the 55th Nazareth: Menino de Ouro (Golden boy). It's one of his nice works, which shows what he did best (Brazilian tangos).

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Nazareth - Menino de Ouro (Golden Boy)


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Thank you s_winitsky,
You're being introduced to his lesser known works, which is something interesting, to my view.
If you want to know his most famous works, check out: Odeon, Brejeiro, Apanhei-te Cavaquinho, Escorregando, Fon-Fon, Dengozo and Confidências.


Mônica and Chris, you're right, many composers are famous for writing lighthearted music during hard times (Joplin was another example).

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I like "Apanhei-te cavaquinho" :D

well played, it makes the piano sounds like a real "cavaquinho", which is the instrument below:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cavaquinho

PS: I played the "cavaquinho" long ago... but I didn't like it, so I forgot everything.

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 Post subject: 1922, Brazilian tango
PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:05 pm 
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Hi Folks,
Today I've recorded one of his compositions for the Carnaval. It's called 1922, composed for the Carnaval of that year. It was originally subtitled as a Samba in the manuscript, but changed to "Brazilian tango" when published. It has never been recorded commercially.

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Nazareth - 1922 (Brazilian tango)


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Cute piece! This is up, Alexandre.

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 Post subject: Eulina, polka
PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 6:41 am 
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Dear folks,
Here's the 57th rare Nazareth, a polca he dedicated to his daughter Eulina in 1893. It sounds rather like a lullaby, for it was written when Eulina was just a child.

It has never been recorded commercially.

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Alexandre

Nazareth - Eulina (Polka)


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Sorry for the delay; this one almost slipped passed me. It's up now, and nice job as usual, Alexandre.

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Thanks, Monica.

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Very pretty indeed, if IMO a bit too long for its musical content. Great playing as ever.

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Thanks, Chris.
The recording got too long because I decided to play the form ABACABA instead of plain ABACA. The first form is written down in most of his Brazilian tangos, and Nazareth himself recorded this form when playing some of his tangos. But I'm still deciding what to do in this matter.

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Hello folks,
Today I've recorded one of Nazareth's Schottisches: Gentil ("gentle"). It's a rather simple piece, full of tiptoeness. This musical gender was common in Brazil during the Belle Époque (transition between the 19th and 20th centuries), and it's sort of a slow polca.

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Nazareth - Gentil


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This one is up, Alexandre. Sounded nice. Also, what is a Schottische?

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Hi Monica, the Schottisch is a kind of slow polka, danced in pairs, and it arrived in Brazil in the late 19th century, brought by the Portuguese. Here in northeastern Brazil it evolved in a very unique way, culminating in today's xótis and forrós, whose most prominent author is Luiz Gonzaga. However, when Nazareth composed his Schottishes, the dance was more closely associated to the European tradition, although it was already a genre with Brazilian identities (many Brazilian composers of the period composed Schottisches, most notably Anacleto de Medeiros).

Wikipedia has a very interesting article on the genre, and through it I've learned that it spread from Bohemia to many countries, including Europe and America. It also says that it's one of Spain's most typical dances.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schottische

Albeit the name, apparently it doesn't have relation with Scotland.

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Hi Alexandre and thanks for the explanation. Although I find something funny in that Wiki article - it's this sentence:

Despite the name, this dance has no direct relation with Scotland. The word Schottische is from Germany , not Scotland (the Germans referred to it as Schottische, which means Scottish, for some reason).

:lol:

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Yes, that's a bit incoherent and requires further diggin'!


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Hello everybody!

I'm new around here, and I love this site, very nice idea! I have in my iPod TONS of recordings from here :).

I'm a fan of Ernesto Nazareth, I think he is a true genious! Unfortunally is almost impossible to find the sheet music, perhaps Lizstsztil or other ppl have some of them to share. Although they're public domain I can find only few pieces at IMSLP.ORG and some avaiable pieces are blocked(???).

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Last I checked you can find all of his works in pdf here:

http://www.ernestonazareth.com.br/a_obr ... php?area=1

Its a good site. I also like playing Nazareth.

I believe there is no copyright on his music anymore.

Al-Mahed wrote:
Hello everybody!

I'm new around here, and I love this site, very nice idea! I have in my iPod TONS of recordings from here :).

I'm a fan of Ernesto Nazareth, I think he is a true genious! Unfortunally is almost impossible to find the sheet music, perhaps Lizstsztil or other ppl have some of them to share. Although they're public domain I can find only few pieces at IMSLP.ORG and some avaiable pieces are blocked(???).

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THANK YOU!!!!!!! :D


s_winitsky wrote:
Last I checked you can find all of his works in pdf here:

http://www.ernestonazareth.com.br/a_obr ... php?area=1

Its a good site. I also like playing Nazareth.

I believe there is no copyright on his music anymore.

Al-Mahed wrote:
Hello everybody!

I'm new around here, and I love this site, very nice idea! I have in my iPod TONS of recordings from here :).

I'm a fan of Ernesto Nazareth, I think he is a true genious! Unfortunally is almost impossible to find the sheet music, perhaps Lizstsztil or other ppl have some of them to share. Although they're public domain I can find only few pieces at IMSLP.ORG and some avaiable pieces are blocked(???).

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Way to go, Stan! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:10 pm 
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Hello guys!

After 5 months without recording I'm back.

This is one of Nazareth's most profound pieces, called Mágoas ("Sorrows"), and subtitled "medidation". A lot of Chopin influences, and very different from his Brazilian Tangos and Waltzes. This piece has never been published, but you can see a modern edition of it here:
http://www.ernestonazareth.com.br/pdfs/magoas.pdf

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Nazareth - Mágoas


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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
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Ok, this is up, Alexandre. Sounded good as usual. And you're right - this one is different than a lot of the others.

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
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I liked the piece and you play it well! It's always fascinating to discover a rare find, isn't it? Definitely different from other Brazilian music I've heard.

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
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Thanks for the comments Monica and 88man.
88man, yes it's always great to discover new interesting pieces.

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
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Not your 'typical' Nazareth piece indeed... But none the worse for it ! A real charmer, though IMO a bit too long for its content. The ending is very daring and unusual.
I have to say the anodyne digital sound (which does not normally bother me much in your recordings) does this piece no favours. How great it would sound on a real instrument.... But as splendidly played as always !

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
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Hi Chris,
Thank you for your remarks. I agree that the ending is very daring and unusual. It is a very ellaborate piece in many ways, either harmonically or pianistically.

I also agree that this piece must be recorded on an acoustic piano. However the experiences I have done with my Kawai don't turn up well. Maybe I'll find better ways to record it, and make a debut eventually.

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
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Dear folks,
Today I've recorded Nazareth's great Polonaise. It has been recorded only once and few people know it. Hope you like it.
If you want the score, there is an edition of it reviewed by my: http://www.ernestonazareth.com.br/pdfs/poloneza.pdf

Best wishes,
Alexandre


Nazareth - Polonesa (Polonaise)


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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
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This is up, Alexandre. I like this one, despite it being a tad on the long side. However, the digital piano does it no favors - this one really needs to be played on a 'giant' grand. Maybe some day you can get your hands on one and re-record this.

Also (a gentle reminder), common courtesy dictates that members who regularly post recordings should also comment on other members' recordings. (I'm going to tell other members this too) It simply makes our forum and site more lively and fun.

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
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pianolady wrote:
This is up, Alexandre. I like this one, despite it being a tad on the long side. However, the digital piano does it no favors - this one really needs to be played on a 'giant' grand.

I had the same points but forgot to post. IMO, this piece does outstay its welcome, I find it rather bloated and repetitive, even though it has its moments. I found the digital sound here positively off-putting in some places. I don't normally have that with your recordings, I guess it's that this piece just cries for more real sonority than the jolly dances we usuall have from Nazareth. Your rock-solid and razor-sharp polonaise rhythm is fantastic though !

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
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Hello Monica and Chris,

Thank you for the comments, either positive and negative. I did think it would sound too long, however this is the version with cuts. Nazareth wrote a good deal of other repetitions.

When I get to record his complete works it will be undoubtedly recorded on a piano grand in studio, but for now I don't have access to one (Brasília doesn't have a studio with a good piano). Meanwhile I'm doing the best I can on my Kurzweil. (The acoustics of my living room aren't good for recording on my Kawai upright and I haven't found a solution for this yet).

Seven years ago I played this piece in a television program, which had a steinway grand availble. It's on youtube, if you'd like to watch it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-lAHBElrgM

Back then my interpretation of it was more rushed and I could only play one take, so it's full of errors.

Monica, I'll increase my participation in other posts, thanks for the reminder.

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
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For all its little slips (none of them really disturbing), I like this one a lot better. Here is the sense of danger and mad abandon that a piece like this needs, as well as the full-throated sound. I do think in both versions you take the secondary section too slow to keep it interesting.

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Hi Chris, glad you like it.

I can make the Andante moderato a bit more vivo, thanks for the suggestion.

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lisztzsil wrote:
I can make the Andante moderato a bit more vivo, thanks for the suggestion.

I understand you wanted to bring some contrast. But it's too much IMO, it suddenly sags. It will be more effective if you take the tempo down just a tiny bit, and the contrast will still be there.

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
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Wow, Alexandre - I liked your video! Great to see you in action!! I am very impressed by how fast you can play octaves. I'm wondering, do you ever have any pain in your wrists?

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
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Hi Monica, usually not.
However to record this polonaise this week I spent about 4 hours playing it, and my hands got a bit sore.

I generally try to follow the principle of stopping when you feel any kind of pain. I'm reading a book by Gyorgy Sandor called "On Piano Playing" which is a very lucid treatise on techinique. He advocates that you do not need to build up your musculature to play the piano, and any person can extract the biggest sounds without feeling pain. It's a matter of coordination of your musculature.

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
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lisztzsil wrote:
I generally try to follow the principle of stopping when you feel any kind of pain. I'm reading a book by Gyorgy Sandor called "On Piano Playing" which is a very lucid treatise on techinique. He advocates that you do not need to build up your musculature to play the piano, and any person can extract the biggest sounds without feeling pain. It's a matter of coordination of your musculature.


I've been practicing a lot lately and have pain not only in my wrists, but now also in my RH thumb and 4th finger. I do totally agree with what Sandor says about big sounds/no pain. I'm attending a class next month on the Alexander Technique (hey, is that you? :lol: ) that supposedly teaches about how to move one's body more efficiently and effectively at the piano. Hope it works! (I should probably read that book you mentioned too)

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
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Hi Monica, sounds interesting! I don't know Alexander's Technique (that's not me heheh), but I'll look it up, thanks for mentioning.
That Sandor book is very good, recommended. I bought it from Amazon a few years ago.

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
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pianolady wrote:
I've been practicing a lot lately and have pain not only in my wrists, but now also in my RH thumb and 4th finger. I do totally agree with what Sandor says about big sounds/no pain. I'm attending a class next month on the Alexander Technique (hey, is that you? :lol: ) that supposedly teaches about how to move one's body more efficiently and effectively at the piano. Hope it works! (I should probably read that book you mentioned too)

I like Sandor's book a lot. Though pretty old, it seems to have been the most successful trying on analyzing the piano technique. besides that, Sandor was a great musician. Monica... believe me... I read its chapter about playing octaves, and that made me possible to play Chopin Op. 25 no. 10. I couldn't play it before reading Sandor's explanation.

but does Sandor really say it's not needed to build muscles to play the piano? it sounds like a naïve affirmation. we use muscles to play the piano (as we use muscles to do EVERYTHING!). and an accomplished pianist do an intense physical and mental job. so saying that we don't need to build muscles to play the piano is like saying we don't need to build muscles to play volleyball. of course it's different... it's not like bodybuilding. but we need to build muscles for everything we do, even the simplest things like walk and eat!

I feel that lots of Chopin etudes make you build muscles. I'm studying Op. 10 no. 1, and when I play it lots of times, I feel my fourth and fifth fingers being "exercised", as if I was lifting weights. it's different from tension, but it's a kind of fatigue also. as day goes by, I get less and less tired playing this etude, or it takes me more time to get tired.

anyway, I think we must always be open-minded regarding piano technique, because there is no unique way considered correct or better than the others (yet!). my teacher doesn't believe in any school of technique. I do consider the Czerny technique surpassed, because it's too old, based on irrational reasons, based on an old piano with a different mechanism. but there are lots of contemporary pianists who play really well, and each one does something different than the other. Egon Petri used to say to his students that his advices were merely suggestions. the students should try what he says, but they could also reject them and play the way they find better. hehe

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
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Hello Felipe,

"besides that, Sandor was a great musician. "
Yes, he studied with Bartók himself and Kodály in Budapest.


"but does Sandor really say it's not needed to build muscles to play the piano? it sounds like a naïve affirmation."

I'll let you read for yourself:

(excerpts from Part 1 of his book)

"When the stronger upper-arm, shoulder, and body muscles are properly activated, they assist the weaker muscles and prevent all causes of fatigue. (...) Techinique must be based not on the strength and endurance of our muscles, but rather on their optimal coordination"

"Besides training their coordination skills, athletes must also build endurance and muscular strength, but musicians only need to develop coordination. We do not build strong muscles; instead we learn to activate the ones that are already strong and to use them in collaboration with the weaker ones in order to help them. Using the strong muscles to help the weaker ones is the essence of coordination."

"There are many ways to practice this coordination - this interdependence of the entire body. Practicing to develop independence of the fingers from one another has its merits too, but we should be careful in its application. As a rule, these exercises abuse the forearm muscles by fixing and forcing them; they are based on the erroneous idea that our forearm muscles become tired because they are weak and therefore have to be strengthened by exercises. In fact, they become tired because they are being abused! What we may possibily gain in independence of the fingers, we will lose by disrupting the interdependence of the entire apparatus. (...) The aim is not to strengthen muscles but to learn to synchronize them in the most effortless way."

"Some of our muscles are small and weak, made for precision work, others are strong and powerful. If we can activate these larger muscles properly, we do not need to strengthen the weaker ones. "

"I utterly disagree with the notion that muscle endurance has to be developed for playing the violin, piano, or any other musical instrument".

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
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oh wow, you guys - I just got bummed out and then excited all in about a two minute time span. Right after I read Felipe's post, I went to Amazon to buy that book. But it costs $100! :shock: So as I contemplated spending more dough on piano books, I checked out my local library to see if they might have a copy, and they do! :D :D I'm picking it up later today right after my exercise class. (it's a Muscle Max class - so yes, I'm building muscles anyway).

Maybe there is hope for me yet!

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
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hi, Alexandre!

thanks for showing me the passages. I remember reading that, but I completely ignored his last sentence, probably because I disagree. hehe

I'd say only that if we keep laid down on bed for one month, doing nothing, my muscles will get weaker and I'll probably be unable even to move the arms. I'm not a fisiologist, but I think that any muscles usage makes them stronger, even if it's subtle. I resist to admit that a super virtuoso professional pianist has muscles with same strength than someone who simply types message on Facebook. hehe
but I agree about this abuse he talks about.

anyway... he was one of the greatest pianists of all times, so I even don't know why I'm manifesting my opinion (which... above all... is a mere opinion, not a scientific research. hehe)

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
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btw - since you guys are so knowledgeable, do you also happen to have a special book or tip on memorization? I'm having trouble with that currently. Of course, it doesn't help that I keep wondering over to my computer instead of keeping myself planted on my piano bench and staying focused on the music....

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 8:27 pm 
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no, I have no book about memorization, and hopefully I have a good memory!
btw... how old are you, Monica? hahaha


my teacher says we should memorize because we have played a lot, and not the opposite. but I do know people who have much trouble with memorization, so some technique would help.

but sorry... I have none to help you.

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
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hm... but what's the problem with reading while playing? Clara Schumann used to play with score...

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 8:32 pm 
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Hi Monica,

Yes, try this one: "Piano technique" by Leimer and Gieseking.

http://books.google.com/books?id=ahxc-9 ... &q&f=false

You must have heard about Gieseking's mythic memory (he said he never forgot a piece once he played it). In this books he trys to teach us easy memorization.

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
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Felipe - I'm not telling. :lol:

I could play with the score, but it's hard because the piece (it's Granados) is all over the keyboard and it's hard to look up and down so much. Plus it makes it so that there is a brief stall in the playing because of that. If I could memorize it, I'm sure I could play it better. Still, it's so long....

I have almost this one Chopin mazurka memorized - all except about 8 measures that I can't remember. Grrrr - it's very annoying! Maybe that book you mentioned, Alexandre would help with that too. Have you read it?

edit: I just ordered that book. It's a lot cheaper than the other one!

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
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Hey the topic seems to have changed here!

You know I looked at the book a little while back only because I am a big believer in the method of memorizing away from the piano by looking at the score first.

I have found it actually helped with my sight reading since it forces you to understand the music, analyze the music, recognize patterns easily etc. All this seems to happen naturally when you study the score away from the piano.

I do remember looking at the book thinking he described the method incompletely. I have always found the most important part of memorizing is being efficient about it, knowing how you memorize, how long it takes to memorize a certain passage and doing it consistently.

Ultimately there is nothing wrong with reading a score. I personally find for recordings, given the small amount of time to memorize vs practice, its hard to justify not doing it. Of course as someone's repertoire grows very large (and as we get older,) its simply not practical to maintain a large amount of music by memory.

Have you guys seen this? I always thought it was cool...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-xl7_hdWZo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NROegsMqNc

For memorizing numbers, nothing beats the method described here :) Doesn't work for music though :)

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Felipe - I'm not telling. :lol:

I could play with the score, but it's hard because the piece (it's Granados) is all over the keyboard and it's hard to look up and down so much. Plus it makes it so that there is a brief stall in the playing because of that. If I could memorize it, I'm sure I could play it better. Still, it's so long....

I have almost this one Chopin mazurka memorized - all except about 8 measures that I can't remember. Grrrr - it's very annoying! Maybe that book you mentioned, Alexandre would help with that too. Have you read it?


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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
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Hi Monica, I've read parts of it and found it very interesting. I'm sure it will contribute somehow to your memorization skills.

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
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pianolady wrote:
I could play with the score, but it's hard because the piece (it's Granados) is all over the keyboard and it's hard to look up and down so much. Plus it makes it so that there is a brief stall in the playing because of that. If I could memorize it, I'm sure I could play it better. Still, it's so long....

well... these are the passages that you MUST memorize, otherwise you don't play. hehe
but... what's the medication you would take for becoming relaxed? is it a kind of benzodiazepine? (I mean... does its name end with -pam?)
if so, be careful, because they can cause some memory blanks.

pianolady wrote:
I have almost this one Chopin mazurka memorized - all except about 8 measures that I can't remember. Grrrr - it's very annoying! Maybe that book you mentioned, Alexandre would help with that too. Have you read it?

here you have a point! Chopin's music is REALLY DIFFICULT to memorize, because he makes subtle changes when he repeats... it's a different bass, with a slightly different chord... it's a nightmare!
besides all: the listener can't even notice you're playing a different chord!

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
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Hey Stan - those are pretty neat videos!

Felipe - they're beta-blockers, but they can't be the source of my memory trouble because I've tried them two times and it is only for when performing in front of an actual live audience. No, my problem is that I just have to much junk in my brain. But I am determined to cram in some more music one way or another. Though it makes me feel a little better hearing what you said about Chopin.

Alexander - thank you for your help regarding those two books. I'll start reading the Gieseking book tonight.

(sorry to have gotten so off-topic)

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:10 am 
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Hey Folks!

Here's another rare Nazareth: his Nocturne Op.1 . Why he subtitled it "Op.1" even though he had almost 200 compositions by then is a mystery. However, this touches the dialectic regarding his "popular" x "concert" pieces. He definetly wanted to be recognized as a concert composer, however he wouldn't imagine that some decades after his death his so called "popular" pieces would be played in important stages such as the Carnegie Hall.

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Nazareth - Noturno, Op. 1


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